Saturday, August 23, 2014

Three and a Half Years After the #Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Nature Slowly Taking Over Deserted Futaba-Machi


Futaba-machi is located just outside Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Almost entire town is designated as "areas difficult for the residents to return" ("within 5 years", according to the national government's euphemism - oh wait, solid plan?) because of the high levels of radioactive contamination from the nuclear accident. Part of Futaba-machi was exposed to radiation levels as high as 1,590 microsieverts/hour on March 12, 2011, before the hydrogen explosion of Reactor 1.

Even though over 3,000 workers continue to work on any given day at the plant right outside the town, Futaba-machi is deserted, and the mother nature is slowly taking over.

Photographs of Futaba-machi taken in front of the arch at the town entrance that says "Nuclear Energy Is the Energy for the Bright Future":

April 25, 2011, from Asahi Shinbun. The street still looked neat and clean, as if nothing had happened.


July 2012, from the blog of Mineyuki Fukuda, LDP politician from Kanagawa:


About the same time period as the photo above, this photo was taken with a man holding the sign "Destruction" over the word "Bright" in "Bright Future" on the arch. It was his slogan he created when he was in the 6th grade:


July 2013, from Google Street View:


A differen part of Futaba-machi in July 2012, from Collabo Corp OB blog. The words on the arch says "Nuclear Energy Creates Rich Society and Rich Town":


The same arch, in 2014, from the 8/20/2014 tweet by @akauntok:


Railroad, from Google Street View (as of July 2013):


58 comments:

Unknown said...

I wonder how the birds and insects are doing 'populating' that lush reclaimed habitat?

Anonymous said...

"with a man holding the sign "Destruction" over the word "Bright" in "Bright Future" on the arch. It was his slogan he created when he was in the 6th grade: .. "

He may as well add to it: ""Nuclear Energy Is the Energy for Destruction: Potassium analogs contra Life"

"Don't Plume on Me":

Anonymous said...

http://lainfo.es/en/2014/08/25/57-cases-of-thyroid-cancer-in-fukushima/

Anonymous said...

Futaba to be turned into (permanent) nuclear debris dump.

The town will NEVER be fit for habitation again.

Anonymous said...

No better word than kolabo ( or colabo, and I spell it properly ) could have been found for this tragic mix of vested interests.
Phiphi.

Anonymous said...

Something tells me "the land of the free" would have trouble matching this ..

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-26/japanese-public-seen-as-biggest-obstacle-to-nuke-restart.html

“the disaster area”
http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/08/worried-living-disaster-area-30000-tokyo-households-moved-number-fukushima/

unanimous said...

https://acmarkets.site/
ac market
ac market apk
acmarket
ac market download
ac market for ios

Juara Togel 99 said...

PERMAINAN ONLINE TERBESAR DI INDONESIA Ratu Capsa

Website paling ternama dan paling terpercaya di Asia ^^
Sistem pelayanan 24 Jam Non-Stop bersama dengan CS Berpengalaman respon tercepat :)
Memiliki 8 Jenis game yang sangat digemari oleh seluruh peminat poker / domino

- Adu Q
- Bandar Q
- Bandar Sakong
- Bandar Poker
- Poker
- Domino 99
- Capsa Susun
- BANDAR66 / ADU BALAK ( GAME TERBARU )

Permainan Judi online yang menggunakan uang asli dan mendapatkan uang asli
* Minimal Deposit : 25.000
* Minimal Withdraw : 25.000
* Deposit dan Withdraw 24 jam Non stop
* Bonus REFFERAL 10 % Seumur hidup tanpa syarat
* Proses Deposit & Withdraw PALING CEPAT
* Sistem keamanan Terbaru & Terjamin
* Poker Online Terpercaya
* Live chat yang Responsive
* Support lebih banyak bank LOKAL
* Support Via Pulsa Telkomsel dan XL
* Support Via OVO , GOPAY , BRI LINK DLL
* Deposit Tetap Di PROSES Saat Bank gangguan // OFFLINE

REGISTER : DAFTAR


Contact Us

Website RATU CAPSA
WA 1 : +6287868551546
LINE : RATUCAPSA
Kami Siap Melayani anda 24 jam Nonstop

Bandar kiu kiu
BandarQQ
Bandar judi online
Judi online
BANDAR POKER
SITUS POKER RESMI
SITUS POKER TERPERCAYA

Unknown said...

SHAREit
SHAREit APK

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this content with us. This is very helpful for me, please keep sharing more such articles. See this to know detail information about acmarket.

Unknown said...

new year wishes 2020
new year quotes 2020
new year images 2020


new year wishes
new year messages
new year messages

ac market said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful website. Which made my day and got full information about Ac Market. Loved this website and recommended for all the users.


https://acmarket.uno/
Ac Market

alekhya sweetie said...

kingroot
kingroot app
kingroot for pc
kingroot pc
download kingroot pc
I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read.

gbapps said...

Thanks for sharing information. Your web-site is very cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this blog. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject..GB Instagram Click Here to download

jackspill said...

Kik Official
Kik for PC download for free! Get Kik for Windows 7/8.1/10 and enjoy the app! Social messaging has become a trend these days and everyone is connected with ...

jacobs said...

wow that's the great news for us. thanks
Here is an Apental calc app. It is a wonderful app that lets you get hundreds of followers on Facebook for free. The application work to promote your Facebook account by providing likes and comments on your post. Download it now.
https://modsroid.com/apental-calc-apk

Ramandeep Singh said...

vumoo

newgraphicdesigner said...

I am glad that you just shared this useful information with us It is truly a nice and useful piece of info. Also check out GB Whatsapp

satta king said...

best site for Satta king result, leak number & all game record charts. We provide 100% fix number direct from Satta king gali company which includes all famous games like Satta king Desawar, Gali Satta, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Shri Ganesh Satta, Taj Satta King, charminar and other games of Satta Market Matka is also a simple game and essentially is a form of old lottery games. Ratan Khatri was the founder of this game in the 70 century and was become popular up until the 90 century. The game is not played that much anymore mostly in the regions of North India and Pakistan. Instead, many enjoy the lottery games more so these days.
Here is an example card. satta-king.online is the no1 satta king site where you can get the fastest Satta result, Satta king leak number (confirm jodi), Old Satta King ghaziabad, Daily leak Jodi, Desawar Jodi, Satta king faridabad, Satta record chart, Satta king taj, Gali Satta result, Ghaziabad Satta Result, Satta Bazar result and 100% passing fix Jodi today.

satta king said...

best site for Satta king result, leak number & all game record charts. We provide 100% fix number direct from Satta king gali company which includes all famous games like Satta king Desawar, Gali Satta, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Shri Ganesh Satta, Taj Satta King, charminar and other games of Satta Market Matka is also a simple game and essentially is a form of old lottery games. Ratan Khatri was the founder of this game in the 70 century and was become popular up until the 90 century. The game is not played that much anymore mostly in the regions of North India and Pakistan. Instead, many enjoy the lottery games more so these days.
Here is an example card. satta-king.online is the no1 satta king site where you can get the fastest Satta result, Satta king leak number (confirm jodi), Old Satta King ghaziabad, Daily leak Jodi, Desawar Jodi, Satta king faridabad, Satta record chart, Satta king taj, Gali Satta result, Ghaziabad Satta Result, Satta Bazar result and 100% passing fix Jodi today.

Anonymous said...

If you want to download new version Gbmods just click on YO whatsapp Apk Download button to get official link

Anonymous said...

Here available to download recent update GB Whatsapp 2020 Download for you

Anonymous said...

Download Mobdro free Apk here for android

Ethan said...

Wonderful post i really like it. it must shareable with my friend on GBWhatsApp

tnexams said...

Wonderful post i am also really like it.
HDFridaya> ||
Uwatchfree ||
Desiremovies ||

jackman said...


free robux generator
made by Roblox Corporation, Roblox is a material science based sandbox MMORPG like Minecraft that lets you make your own virtual world, where different players can associate and play. The following are some arbitrary tips and deceives that will help you through the game.

Tunu said...

SSC Exam Result is a trending now in Bangladesh. SSC Examination was completed. All students are waiting to get their SSC Exam Result 2020. This year SSC Result 2020 will publish on 1st week in May. On the result day, after 12PM all students will get their SSC Exam Result 2020 from Bangladesh Education Board official website. Also Dakhil Result 2020 and SSC Vocational Result 2020 will publish on 7 May 2020

Tunu said...

SSC Exam Result is a trending now in Bangladesh. SSC Examination was completed. All students are waiting to get their SSC Exam Result 2020. This year SSC Result 2020 will publish on 1st week in May. On the result day, after 12PM all students will get their SSC Exam Result 2020 from Bangladesh Education Board official website. Also Dakhil Result 2020 and SSC Vocational Result 2020 will publish on 7 May 2020

Tunu said...

SSC Exam Result 2020 in Bangladesh. SSC Result coming soon. All students are waiting to get their SSC Result 2020. This year SSC Result 2020 will publish on 07 May 2020. Students can collect their SSC Result 2020 from Bangladesh Education Board official website.

Tunu said...

SSC Exam Result 2020 in Bangladesh. SSC Result coming soon. All students are waiting to get their SSC Result 2020. This year SSC Result 2020 will publish on 07 May 2020. Students can collect their SSC Result 2020 from Bangladesh Education Board official website.

Tunu said...

HSC Examination was completed few days ago. Now HSC Result 2020 is the trending topic in Bangladesh. All HSC Examinee waiting to get their HSC Result. All candidates will check their HSC Result 2020 from Bangladesh Educational official website at educationboardresults.gov.bd.

Tunu said...

Are you movie lover like me? If you want to download all new Hollywood and Bollywood movies. Then visit MovieRulz Website 2020. You will find here Movierulz New Link 2020. So, visit this website and watch or download all latest movies.

Klaus Morgan said...

Thanks for sharing Shala Darpan with us, guys! You are doing a great thing!

Klaus Morgan said...

Thanks for sharing integrated shala darpan with us, guys! You are doing a great thing!

Anonymous said...

123movies

anonymous said...

Download Kinemaster Latest Version
Kinemaster PC Download
Download Kinemaster Mod APK

anonymous said...



GBWhatsapp APK Downlaod
GBWhatsapp Pro Download
New Whatsapp Plus Download
Download Latest GBwhatsapp APK
New Whatsapp Plus Download
Latest GBInstagram APK Download

anonymous said...

Download Vivavideo APK
Vivavideo PC Downlaod

anonymous said...



Download acmarket APK
acmarket PC Downlaod

anonymous said...



Showbox apk official download
Showbox Windows 10 Download
Showbox Android Official Download
Showbox Running APK Download
Showbox apk official for PC

anonymous said...


Share it download for android
Share it for windows 10
Downlaod Windows Version of Share it APK
Download Share it for PC
Share it download for ios

anonymous said...

Showbox apk download for android
Showbox Windows 10 Download
Showbox Android Official Download
Showbox apk download for PC

Iftikar Ahmed said...

Nice post.. Thanks for share..I;m looking for the Cute Cut Pro Apk or Lucky Patcher Apk
If anyone can help me to download it without Express VPN

mod apk said...

tinder gold mod apk
filmmaker pro mod apk
imvu mod apk
adove acrobat reader pro mod apk

mod apk said...

pub gfx mod apk
x vpn mod apk
express vpn mod apk

mod apk said...

beauty plus mod apk
zee5 mod apk
teen patti gold mod apk
hotstar mod apk
netflix mod apk

mod apk said...

amazon prime mod apk
coin master mod apk
voot mod apk
facebook mod apk
monster legends mod apk

davidfincher said...

Godaddy webmail Sign up
Great site and a great topic as well i really get amazed to read this. Its really good.

zoozmobile said...

This website was... how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me. Thank you!
GBWhatsApp APK

Admin said...

very informative and interest based article as pro blogger.
Gb instagram click here to download

vivoipl2020 said...

GBWhatsApp (GBWA) is the best solution for you. It is a modded version .
then GBWhatsApp APK is available to download .

vivoipl2020 said...

Vivavideo pro apk Download Latest Version .

rice purity said...

cool stuff you have and you keep overhaul every one of us


gbwatsapp

Anonymous said...

123movies resourceful! Keep posting! looking forward to your future posts!

Anonymous said...

movies123. because we have collected a lot of data to make this article to be complete for you:

ytvideostofb said...

Kinemaster pro apk is a full-featured free video editing app for android users. It is very easy and simple to use. It has lots of powerful tools that help you to make a professionals video.

Admin said...

Very memorable port...Kinemaster Gold Apk

Admin said...

very nice post i really appreciate you for this post...kinemaster ruby apk

Post a Comment